Whittakers Distillery, on Harewell House Farm near Harrogate in Yorkshire, is the only distillery in this area, which has recently been certified an area of outstanding natural beauty. This family-run farm offers visitors a cordial welcome and a tour of the distillery for a first-hand experience of the gin producing process. It is here that the multiple award-winning gins are crafted. The immaculately kept gin distillery is all gleaming copper and stainless steel, and is housed in what was once a pig shed and later converted by local Yorkshire tradespeople. After the tour, proceed to a tasting of the highly original craft gins which are highly recommended. Then visit the attractive and well-appointed farm shop, which boasts a wood-burning stove, or simply treat yourself to some refreshments in the café.